Starting from the small car park at the intersection of Lady Game Dr & Grosvenor Rd, Lindfield, this lovely boardwalk leads you through the tall Blue Gum forest beside a pleasant small creek. For most of the walk, you are unaware of the nearby roads. Gaze up at the towering trees and sit to enjoy the creek as it slowly meanders along the valley floor. There is a long bench seat partway through, and the boardwalk widens in areas to allow easy passing and space to enjoy the lush natural bushland. The end of the boardwalk loops around a sculpture designed to provide habitat for microbats; you can learn more about these amazing creatures with the signs along the way before turning around to return to the car park. Let us begin by acknowledging the Darramuragal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Grosvenor Road and drive for another 235 m
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Grosvenor Road and drive for another 130 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Grosvenor Road and drive for another 820 m
Turn sharp right and drive for another 25 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the small car park at the intersection of Lady Game Dr & Grosvenor Rd, Lindfield, start this walk by following the asphalt path directly away from the roundabout, past the timber bollards, gently downhill and along the boardwalk into the Blue Gum forest.....
Directions & comments
After 195 m pass the "Microbats" (on your left).
After another 5 m pass a seat (on your right). This wooden seat is 4 m long, 47 cm tall, 38 cm wide, has no armrest and has no backrest.
After another 30 m come to "A Microbat Safe Haven".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 230 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Little Blue Gum Creek Track
Smooth & flat
10 min to 15 min
Quality of track
Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Flat, no steps (1/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Naturally Accessible Slope summary: The walk is generally flat. The steepest incline 7.8% (4.5°) near the start is staged over ~25m with handrails. There is also ~15m of handrails about 40m later and another 10m of handrails about 50m after that.
Surface summary: The first ~25m follows a 1.7m wide asphalt path, then the walk follows a boardwalk (FRP grating, 1cm square holes) generally 1.7m wide (expanding to 3.5m at four places) the rest of the way.